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Emeril's Restaurant Orlando Restaurant Review: Emeril Lagasse may be a somewhat flamboyant chef with an impressive résumé, but we're not entirely sold on his Orlando outpost. If you're in the mood for high-calorie, New Orleans-style cooking, get in line for a table. If, however, you are not into giant plates heaped with over-sauced fish and meats, skip this experience. The CityWalk location has been designed to reflect the New Orleans warehouse district where Lagasse’s first restaurant is located, but that, too, seems out of place in the midst of CityWalk’s flashy neon and underdressed tourists. We like the New Orleans barbecue shrimp. Entrées, certainly big enough to share, are a flamboyant mix of flavors, such as the pan-seared scallops with butternut squash purée, candied oyster mushrooms, parsley juice and red wine butter sauce; or the lemon grass-smoked Maple Leaf Farms duck, ginger-stewed sushi rice, baby bok choy and honey-soy butter sauce. Try to simplify and go for the filet mignon with mashed potatoes. We recommend one dessert, the banana cream pie.